Wednesday, May 6, 2015

View image | ✧ Presidential Candidates on Education: Here’s a round-up of the major 2016 presidential candidates’ positions on education: Hillary Clinton Carly Fiorina Rand Paul Mike Huckabee Ben Carson Ted Cruz Marco Rubio Bernie Sanders ✧ CPS Distress On Tuesday, the Chicago Teachers Union announced that the school district is asking teachers to take a

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

View image | ✧ EdTech Gap New research indicates that up to 58% of high school students (grades 9-12) are using their own tech devices for school. ✧ Grade Skipping NPR follows up with students who skipped grades and dives into the good, the bad, and the surprising. ✧ Nashville Ed Agreement The Nashville Public Education Foundation

Monday, May 4, 2015

  ✧ Ed Hashtag The trending hashtag #TeachingIs from @teachingquality asks teachers to share what teaching is to them. Share your story on Twitter. ✧ CA CCSS New polls from Children Now and Public Policy Institute of California show that Californians continue to support the Common Core standards. According to EdWeek, true success lies in the proper

Friday, May 1, 2015

View image | ✧ Teacher Retention According to The National Center for Education Statistics, far fewer teachers are leaving the profession after their first year (17%) than originally thought (40-50%). ✧ Mentor Retention However, a report conducted by The Institute for Education Sciences found that teacher mentorship plays a huge role in retention. ✧ LA CCSS Two

Thursday, April 30, 2015

View image | ✧ Not-So-High Stakes Testing A survey conducted by The Hechinger Report looked at states that have adopted the Common Core and how they plan to use test scores this spring, and found that most states won’t be using the results for major decisions that affect students or teachers, contrary to widespread Common

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

View image | ✧ President on Baltimore In the wake of the Baltimore riots, President Barack Obama urged Americans to refocus on education issues such as breaking the school-to-prison pipeline and investing in initiatives like My Brother’s Keeper. ✧ Support Baltimore’s Teachers In the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s funeral and the Baltimore riots, it’s important to

Monday, April 27, 2015

View image | ✧ How Teachers Want to Evaluate When it comes to evaluating students, teachers want to be consulted to create assessments that “inform instruction AND contribute to teachers’ professional knowledge base.” ✧ Core Reading Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham asks if Common Core helps boost reading comprehension, and finds that while standards help track progress,

Friday, April 24, 2015

View image | ✧ Ed Journalism What exactly do education writers talk about? On Monday, 500 of them attended the  Education Writers Association’s 68th Annual Seminar. Here are the top stories they were talking about. ✧ Early Ed We all know early childhood education is extremely important. However, investments aren’t focused on where they should be: